GCU HOSTS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT VOLLEYBALL CLINIC AT CACC VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
NEW HAVEN, CT (November 17, 2009) - As a part of the NCAA Division II Community Engagement initiative, Georgian Court University hosted a volleyball clinic for local youths before the semi-final round of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Volleyball Tournament. Student-athletes from GCU, Caldwell College, Philadelphia University and Dominican College all pitched in to teach the finer points of volleyball to the kids.
The clinic took place on Friday afternoon, Nov. 13, at the GCU Wellness Center after the CACC Tournament luncheon and before the semi-final matches that evening. The CACC and Georgian Court partnered with Holy Family Schools in Lakewood, NJ, for the clinic, with over 40 kids attending. Holy Family School includes students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and is a regional Catholic educational institution serving the communities of Ocean County along with parts of Monmouth County. Attending the event were Holy Family principal, Dr. Robert Andrews and Athletic Director, Jeff Hecht.
The student-athletes from GCU, Caldwell, Phila.U and Dominican worked with students in fourth through eighth grade. Groups were formed and the kids rotated through a set of stations to work on different skills like serving, passing, setting and hitting. The CACC student-athletes served as coaches at each station.
The clinic was a great success and each of the students who participated received a mini volleyball courtesy of the CACC's volleyball sponsor, Molten.